West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. West Bengal is the thirteenth-largest Indian state, with an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). Part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta) the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group is the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.
Locals blocked a road in Kolkata's Baghajatin area on May 26 to demonstrate a protest against administration's negligence against post cyclone 'Amphan' help in the state. They demanded restoration of..
Chief Secretary of West Bengal has written a letter to the Chairman of Railway Board. The letter stated, "As the district administration is involved with relief and rehabilitation works, it will not be..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted aerial survey of the cyclone Amphan affected areas in Odisha on May 22. He was accompanied by CM Naveen Patnaik. Soon after the aerial survey, Prime Minister Modi..
In the view of cyclone Amphan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 1000 crore for the emergency fund but he didn't clarify whether it will..
The Union Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal on May 21 said that the West Bengal Government not actively cooperated with Railways Ministry to let migrant workers reached their home via special trains amid..
In the view of cyclone Amphan, residents of Ramnagar I panchayat, Digha of East Midnapore were shifted at 'Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter' in West Bengal. Arrangement of foods has also been done for them..
Normalcy returned in Odisha's Balasore on May 21 after cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc the area. People came out of their houses to buy daily essentials. Fruits vendors were seen selling their products on..
Odisha IMD Director, HR Biswas informed that cyclone Amphan crossed as a very severe cyclonic storm. Speaking to ANI, he said, "It crossed as a very severe cyclonic storm. While crossing its wind speed..
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is monitoring situation from Nabanna's emergency operation centre as landfall process of cylone Amphan commenced. The forward sector of the wall cloud region..
The Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), SN Pradhan informed that the total of 41 teams have been deployed in Odisha and West Bengal to combat Cyclone Amphan, and nearly 5 lakh..
As cyclone Amphan is expected to hit West Bengal later today, Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena on May 20 said the super cyclonic storm is 100 kilometers away from Paradip, and the next 6-8..
As super-hot winds continued to pump into the region from the northwest ever since cyclone Amphan hit Bengal, severe heat wave conditions gripped many parts of north India on Tuesday, with Delhi.. IndiaTimes - Published
Sources told that the BJP state leadership, led by Dilip Ghose and state in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya, have continued with their attacks against the West Bengal government despite the public praise.. IndiaTimes - Published
Taking cognisance of the expected surge in Covid-19 cases due to influx of migrant workers in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is.. IndiaTimes - Published
Army and NDRF teams on Sunday helped forest department and civic agencies to get cyclone-ravaged West Bengal back on its feet. The teams reached areas likes Salt Lake, Behala and Golpark in the morning.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Centre on Saturday asked the 11 municipal areas accounting for 70% of active Covid-19 cases to step up testing for early detection, timely clinical management and a reduction in fatality rate. The.. IndiaTimes - Published
A powerful cyclone that tore through India's eastern state of West Bengal this week has caused a damage of 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) to infrastructure and crops, state officials said. Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh was on Saturday stopped by police from visiting the cyclone-ravaged areas of the South 24 Parganas district, triggering a war of words between the saffron party.. IndiaTimes - Published
PM Narendra Modi on Friday announced interim central assistance of Rs 1,000 crore to West Bengal and Rs 500 crore to Odisha after an aerial survey of the devastation wrought by cyclone Amphan,.. IndiaTimes - Published
Modi on Friday announced interim assistance of Rs 1,500 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal and Odisha after reviewing the situation caused by cyclone 'Amphan' that ripped through the coastal districts.. DNA - Published
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said it will take time to restore normalcy, with cyclone 'Amphan' having ravaged at least seven to eight districts in Bengal, and adversely impacting 60 per cent of the.. IndiaTimes - Published
PM Modi announced an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal on Monday. In a video message after reviewing the situation with governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and CM Mamata.. IndiaTimes - Published
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik spoke to West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Friday and assured all possible support to overcome the crisis triggered by cyclone Amphan that has claimed at.. IndiaTimes - Published
According to official sources, Banerjee will be first holding a short meeting with the prime minister, during which she would brief him about the ground situation. "Later they would leave on a chopper.. IndiaTimes - Published
Cyclone Amphan, which has killed 77 people and left thousands homeless in West Bengal, is now considered even more destructive than Cyclone Aila which slammed southern Bangladesh and eastern India in.. IndiaTimes - Published
The number of active Covid-19 cases stood at 66,330, while 48,533 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, health ministry has said. Of the 148 deaths reported since Thursday morning, 64.. IndiaTimes - Published
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake an aerial survey of "cyclone-hit" areas on Friday, official sources said.A powerful cyclone Amphan tore into West Bengal, leaving 72 people dead and.. IndiaTimes - Published
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan was unprecedented and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the state and review the.. IndiaTimes - Published
"Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan," the Prime Minister tweeted. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal,.. IndiaTimes - Published
Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday spoke to chief ministers of Odisha and West Bengal -- Naveen Patnaik and Mamata Banerjee respectively -- and assured them of all central help to deal with the.. IndiaTimes - Published
No stone will be left unturned in helping those affected by cyclone 'Amphan', PM Narendra Modi said on Thursday. The cyclone has left at least 12 people dead. "In this challenging hour, the entire.. IndiaTimes - Published
Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday reviewed the situation with the concerned Central and state agencies in West Bengal and Odisha in the aftermath of the cyclone Amphan that claimed.. DNA - Published
At least 19 million children in parts of Bangladesh and India are at "imminent risk" from flash flooding and heavy rain as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall and the state of West Bengal is expected to take.. IndiaTimes - Published
Barrelling in from the Bay of Bengal with wind speeds of up to 185kmph, severe cyclonic storm Amphan on Wednesday cut a swathe through northern Odisha before bearing down on West Bengal, where it.. IndiaTimes - Published